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From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, externing with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Audio Engineering Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

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Are you willing to go there twice a week for six months?

Tuition

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*When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program’s total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees.

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Our Alternative to Audio Schools in Nashville

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and/or Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

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Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production 10,200 12,200
Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production 10,200 12,200

When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program's total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees, or for the Advanced Ableton Electronic Music Production program, bringing the program's total tuition of $14,200 to $12,200 not including administrative fees.


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Students

Recording Connection mentor RENEGADE EL REY on Hiring Student, Big Boi Album & Having the Drive

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Jordan Duffy Gets Audio Skills & Gets Hired at Earwolf!

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Recording Connection mentor Lee Evans on Working in Audio, His Role as a Producer and More!

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Recording Connection graduate Nigel Dean Hired at Phaser Recording

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Adam Moseley on Recording in Men’s Toilets and Growing Your Ears

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Fay Garrison on Working with Adam Moseley, Fender, and Why She’s No Music Snob

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Recording Connection grad Ryan Venable on Bieber, Travis Scott, and Saying Yes to Challenges

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Recording Connection students Get Fender Scholarship & Train with Legend!

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Jumping in with both feet: Chingas Kemps moves to Nashville

“Chingas checked out some Nashville schools, but ultimately decided on the Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools because it would enable him to learn on-the-job in a real Nashville studio. “Having the option to be with a mentor instead of just being one of 15 or 20 in a class,” he says, “that spoke to me the most.”

Chingas soon found himself apprenticing with a seasoned industry pro in Nashville: producer/engineer Ric Web (Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift) at South Street Studios. He experienced the benefit of one-on-one instruction almost immediately as he began to see the gaps in his self-taught experience.

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Music Scene in Nashville

Recording Connection, a program area of The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers programs that get you training as an extern inside of professional recording studios, working and training as an audio student extern to learn recording, audio engineering, and mixing. It’s called “Music City, U.S.A.” for a reason. Long recognized as the country music capital of the world, Nashville is actually one of the world’s biggest hubs for the music industry in general. While country music certainly dominates the musical landscapes, there are hotbeds of rock, punk, hip-hop, gospel, folk old-time and even R&B throughout the city as well. Icons like Jimi Hendrix and Etta James have roots here, just the same as the Carter Family and George Jones. As is to be expected, Nashville is known not just for its recording studios, but for its incredible live music scene. Everyone knows about the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium (and more recently, The 5 Spot, thanks to ABC TV series Nashville).  But there’s also the Bluebird Café, Rocketown, Mercy Lounge, The Basement, and innumerable others. Just outside the Ryman, music fans can take their pick from dozens of venues within walking distance along Second Ave. and Lower Broadway. There’s definitely no shortage of venues in Nashville, let alone musical acts to play in them. (Nashville is to aspiring musical artists as Hollywood is to aspiring actors!) Of course, Nashville is the ‘Mecca’ of country music, heralded by the four-day CMA Music Festival held each June, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and of course, Opryland USA. Each of these landmarks and events create great opportunities for music fans to hear their favorite artists, but for the musicians and industry professionals themselves, the real work goes on in Nashville’s recording studios, where some of the best-selling music in the world is recorded, produced, and mixed on a daily basis. Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools puts you in the heart of the action.
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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

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Please enter your info below, and someone from RRFC will contact you:

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Note: If you are serious about learning real-world audio production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world radio production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world film production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world culinary skills the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Which of the following do you have experience with?

What large city is closest to where you live? (Or, which city do you live in?)

Are you willing to go there twice a week for six months?

Tuition

How do you plan on paying for your tuition?
*When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program’s total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees.

Are you a member or veteran of the military?


What are your goals?


Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.

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Hours: Mo-Sa 11:00 - 20:00

Nashville

Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is an Audio School Alternative

1

Learn Audio in Nashville!

Since we're in Nashville you don't have to relocate. You can do your externship with your mentor who's locally based. It makes no sense to leave Nashville in order to get working in music. Learn in-industry with us.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Learn on Industry Standard Gear with Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools.

Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. With the Recording Connection, you'll learn at just such a studio. You will get hands-on access to the professional equipment your mentor uses to make quality tracks.

Many school's have outdated gear. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

Learn In a Real Recording Studio, Not a Classroom.

Nashville has one of the most vibrant music industries in the world. So why settle for learning audio and music production in some isolated classroom? The best place to learn this business is from inside a real recording studio. That’s exactly where we put you. Not in a classroom.

Learn right where music gets made. Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

One-on-One Instruction From a Mentor.

You can learn the craft and the business of the industry as an extern to someone who actually works in it day in, day out. That's why we pair you with a real producer/engineer for one-on-one training.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.

5

We Take a Holistic Approach.

Simply put, encountering techniques, practices, and tricks of the trade from inside a recording studio is a more holistic way to learn the craft. Seeing and learning the how's and why's in-tandem enables students to achieve practical know-how.

Learning hands-on and in-studio just makes more sense.

6

Job Placement Assistance.

Many of our apprentices are offered jobs in the studios where they completed their externships. The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers job placement assistance upon completion of the program.

Learning the ropes in-industry can help get you hired by the pros. Advantage: Recording Connection.

7

Recommended By the Pros.

There’s a simple reason why so many professional audio engineers and music producers recommend our programs, they know they work.

We have endorsements from some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

Insider Status.

Gaining "insider status" is one of the biggest hurdles newcomers face in this business. But with the Recording Connection, you’ll be inside from day one. We get you in the door, and we give you the opportunity to prove you deserve to be there.

The other guys are on the outside looking in. Prove you deserve to be there.Advantage: Recording Connection.

9

Tutoring.

Stuck on an assignment or project? Not to worry. Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers tutoring to help guide you through the curriculum.

Tutoring to help you learn. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections.

Ask anyone in this business, and they'll tell you connections are a key to your success. By putting you where the action is happening, our programs give you access to make the connections that can one day help jumpstart your career.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.